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Arorangi, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

“The perfect choice for your family holiday, dream wedding or Cook Island Honeymoon.

The Edgewater Resort & Spa is the best-known Cook Islands resort, offering affordable luxury on the sheltered west coast of Rarotonga. The Edgewater’s prime location puts Rarotonga’s natural splendour front and centre; the magnificent sunsets, the surrounding lush green mountains and the view over the white sandy beach and deep blue lagoon.

Yet it’s not just the backdrop that makes The Edgewater Resort & Spa
a fantastic accommodation choice. What sets this premier Rarotonga resort apart is what Edgewater brings to this stunning island location: great dining, first-class entertainment, a dedicated kids' club, health spa and sparkling pool. As the largest Rarotongan resort, Edgewater has more space, more activities and more to offer than any other Cook Islands holiday.”

Our Thoughts on The Edgewater Resort & Spa
There is no doubt that The Edgewater does have a very good location and a wide range of services, tourist facilities and accommodation types and styles. It is the biggest resort in Rarotonga with 280 rooms, apartments, suites and villas and every time we go there, there seems to be new building and refurbishing going on. The Edgewater rates itself at 3.5 to 4 stars overall, but, in our opinion, some accommodation and services rate higher than that. If you are happy with what is a pretty good, middle-of-the-road place for a holiday which has, all round, a very good standard of accommodation and services, excellent entertainment facilities and inclusions and very friendly people, you will be very happy indeed with The Edgewater Rarotonga.

The whole resort faces to the west and this ensures guests enjoy the most amazing sunsets which can be equally enjoyed from the balcony of your room or from almost everywhere else throughout the resort and the beach.  There is a good white-sand beach in front of The Edgewater which runs down to a shallow coral lagoon which is a great spot for swimming and snorkelling. The reef that shelters the lagoon is not a huge distance off-shore, during the migration season, it is often possible to see whales passing and playing.

Cook Islands cultural activities are a feature of any stay here.  Not only are there Island Nights twice a week where Cook Islanders of all ages come to entertain with their exciting and rhythmical dancing and singing, but every day you and your family can participate in a different cultural experience if you wish. 

Continental breakfast is included in the tariff and that can be enjoyed in the main restaurant or taken out to the tables that line the foreshore and enjoyed outside in the warm tropical mornings.  For the remainder of the day, there is the pool, the spa, the tennis courts, snorkelling, and more.  Cars, scooters and bicycles can be rented on-site and the Circle Island buses loop through the resort to pick-up and drop-off Edgewater guests. There are two restaurants on site and several other restaurants and shops are located well within walking distance.  There is a marvellous Kids’ Club, and “marvellous” is also a great way to describe the Happy Hour cocktails at the bar!

Your Accommodation Options
As you would expect in a resort of this size there is a wide range of accommodation options. All accommodation is air-conditioned. All 2 level and 3 level blocks are “walk-up”.

Standing at Reception and facing the lagoon and ocean, the earliest built resort buildings are to your left (south) and comprise several 3 storey blocks of hotel-style rooms, each with a balcony. The 2 original hotel blocks which are the Garden Rooms, are furthest away from the beach (but really, hardly any distance from the beach at all).  The Lagoon View Rooms are on the front of the resort overlooking the beach, or the pool and the beach; the Garden Superior Rooms are located between the Garden Rooms and the Lagoon View Rooms.

Facing right (north) from Reception is where you find the more recently added accommodation.  The rule-of-thumb being that the further along to the north, the more recent the addition.  Being further away from the resort’s dining/entertainment venues means this area is usually a good choice for those people seeking a quieter location.  Immediately across the tennis courts you will find three, 3 storey blocks on the beachfront which have balconies facing the lagoon and the sunsets.  The first and third are classified Beachfront Deluxe Suites and the middle block VIP Deluxe Suites.  Immediately behind the third block is a newer 2 storey block which has Studio Apartments and a limited number of 2 Bedroom Apartments.  Apartments differ from hotel rooms in that they do not have balconies, but do have light cooking facilities. (Kindly note that the term “studio” is used to describe an apartment or hotel room which comprises a single open-plan sleeping/living space).

Next along the beachfront are four, 2 storey buildings, each floor being a 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villa, and behind these, quite a big area of 3 Bedroom Garden Villas, some of which are accessed directly off the circle island road.

Room Categories
Bullet Studio Apartments
Large, modern and airy, the Studio Apartments include “light” cooking facilities.  This means, that in addition to tea and coffee making facilities they include a microwave oven with single-burner cook-top and kitchen utensils.  There is space for a table and chairs, 2 easy chairs and beds.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed

Bullet Garden Rooms and Garden Superior Rooms
With plenty of space and balcony or patio facing the tropical gardens, Garden Rooms are only around 50 metres from the beach. Garden Superior Rooms are located closer to the beach between the Garden and Lagoon View Rooms and have balconies or patios with garden views. There is an interconnecting rooms option which is a great feature for families or 2 couples travelling together.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed

Bullet Lagoon View Rooms
Bright, colourful and airy rooms.  Lagoon View Rooms feature modernised bathrooms and have balconies or patios with views out over the lagoon. 
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed or 3 Single Beds
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed

Bullet Beachfront Deluxe Suites
Bigger and more modern, the Beachfront Suites have great balconies from which to view the lagoon, the ocean and the magnificent sunsets. Good-sized bathrooms feature a spa bath which is a feature enjoyed by romantic couples and honeymooners.  There is an option to take  interconnecting rooms. 
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen Bed & 1 Single Bed
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed

Bullet VIP Deluxe Suites
Big, bright, modern suites with extra-size balconies, VIP Deluxe Suites are located between the two wings of Beachfront Deluxe Suites on the beachfront and only metres from the beach.  Bathrooms feature a spa bath. There is an option to have Interconnecting Suites.
Maximum occupancy: 3 Adults or 2 Adults & 2 Children
Existing Bedding Configuration: 2 Queen Beds or 1 King
Additional Bedding: 1 Single Rollaway Bed can be added to a room with a King only

Bullet 3 Bedroom Garden Villas and 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villas
The Resort describes their 3 Bedroom Villas as ‘A home away from home’. Each Villa has a full kitchen with modern appliances, breakfast bar, fridge/freezer, 4 burner stove with oven, dining suite, air conditioned living area and covered patio with outdoor furniture. The bedrooms are fan-cooled. The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and there is a second bathroom to service the other two bedrooms. The 3 Bedroom Beachfront Villas are in 2 storey blocks, each containing only 2 villas – one on each floor.  The 3 Bedroom Garden Villas are stand-alone individual buildings.
Maximum occupancy: 6 Persons
Existing Bedding Configuration: 2 Queen Beds & 2 Single Beds or 6 Single Beds

Getting to and from The Edgewater Resort & Spa
We will provide a coach or private car arrival/departure transfer from/to Rarotonga International Airport to the The Edgewater Resort & Spa.

Kids’ Policy
Up to 2 children aged up to 12 years stay free when sharing with adults (subject to room occupancy maximums).

Coconuts Kids’ Club is a complimentary service for children aged 4 to 12 years.  It is open daily except Sunday 9.00am to 12.00noon, 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 7.00pm to 9.00pm. The Kids’ Club is a purpose-built facility and the kids love it.

Check-in/Check Out
The hotel will make every effort to ensure your rooms are available at your time of check-in; however, the Hotel standard times and rates are as follows:
Check In Time: 12.00pm
Check Out Time: 10.00am

Bullet Late Check Out up to 6.00pm - 50% of nightly rate
Bullet Early Check In 6.00am to 12.00pm - 50% of nightly rate
Bullet Day use rooms can be provided at a special rate.

Cancellation Policy
Bullet All cancellations must be made in writing.
Bullet If cancellations are effected within 14 days of scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee equal to two night’s accommodation including taxes will be levied.
Bullet If cancellations are effected within 7 days of scheduled arrival, a cancellation fee equal to 100% of total accommodation including taxes will be levied.
Bullet No-shows: A penalty of all nights accommodation charge per room will apply for all no-shows.

The information on this page was correct as at 14 May 2013 and is subject to change without notice.

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Resort Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Two Restaurants
Bullet Health & Spa Salon
Bullet Tours
Bullet Jungle Quad Adventure
Bullet Snorkelling
Bullet Cultural shows
Bullet Games Room
Bullet Swimming Pool
Bullet Two International-size Tennis Courts
Bullet Business Services
Bullet Wi-fi Hot Spots
Bullet ATM
Bullet Self-laundry Facilities
Bullet Disabled Access & Parking

Kids Facilities (charges may apply)
Bullet Kids Club

Have your wedding at the The Edgewater Resort & Spa!
Click here to view package details.
A minimum 3 night stay at the Resort is required.

All guests identified as honyemooners at time of booking will be
provided with an upgrade to the next room category (minimum 5
night stay), a fruit basket & bottle of sparkling wine.